In loving memory of

Edward L. Varick III
October 27, 1951 - March 12, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK - EDWARD L. VARICK III passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at his home in East Brunswick. He was 68.

Born in Montclair, he was a lifelong resident of East Brunswick.

Prior to retiring, he worked as a warehouse operator for Johnson and Johnson in North Brunswick for 30 years.

He twice served as Chief of the East Brunswick Independent Fire Co., and was a life member, with 40 years of dedicated service.

He was predeceased by his parents, Catherine and Edward Varick Jr.; his sister, Peggy Inglis; and his beloved dog Rudy.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Carolyn; son, Jim Varick and his wife, Jen, of Spotswood; grandchildren, Alex and Caleigh, as well as extended family and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 10:00 AM, at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, followed by entombment in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.

Visitation will take place Monday, March 16th, from 4:00-8:00 PM, at the funeral home. For directions, please see the 'Services' tab.

Tributes

Donna Rossi wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"It was a pleasure getting to know Ed when he became a Crossing Guard. He was always pleasant and willing to help whenever I needed him. May he RIP. Wishing Carolyn and her family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. Peace, Donna Rossi"

Ellen Tomori wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"Dear Carolyn, So very sorry for your loss. Sorry we could not make the viewing. Our prayers are with you. Pat and Ellen Tomori"

Kevin Genthe wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"R.I.P Chief it was an honor to serve under you and with you. You will be missed by all my condolences to Carolyn and Jimmy "

Rich auteri wrote on Mar 16, 2020:

"Carolyn, Please know that Rich & I had every intention of being there today...but under the circumstances...are unable to. Our hearts are with you and we wish you peace and comfort. Ed will be so missed by Rich...they really were ?buddies?. Talk to you very soon! Rich and Janet"

Cathy Wickers wrote on Mar 16, 2020:

"RIP Ed, our prayers for Carolyn and Jimmy and the rest of your family Jim and Cathy Wickers"

John Krzyzkowski wrote on Mar 15, 2020:

"Dear Carolyn and Family' Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss of Ed. I'm sorry I cannot make any of the funeral arrangements but know you are in my thoughts always. May he, and he has earned it, eternal peace. Rest in Peace my friend! John & Barb Krzyzkowski"

Debi Vitale-Finnegan wrote on Mar 14, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We were in the same home room for all 4 yrs. of HS. Great guy. Sympathy and prayers. Debi Vitale-Finnegan"

Dianne Walters wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"You were always my favorite CUZ.. From the time you came on the scene in '51 . and Peg and I wanted you to play house because you were the "baby". I have so many memories and all of them are fun-filled....until today. You will be missed so very much. Love Pud"

Jack McNeil wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"When I was a teenager, Ed (then, Mr. Varick) was one of those Dad's that you had just as much fun talking to and laughing with as your friend. I will never forget hanging out with him and Carolyn in their home, or at the Middlesex County Fair talking and laughing together. One of my favorite memories of Ed was when I was in HS and I tried pulling a (friendly) prank call on him. I intentionally left him a voicemail pretending to be an employee at Sears, informing him that he ordered a hammer and never picked it up. Not many days after, I was hanging out at the Varick's house and Ed, in his typical dry humor-straight face fashion, told me that "some punk kid" left him a prank call, but that he was currently having the police trace the call. I was genuinely scared. Not many days later we were laughing again at how he got me better than I got him. Wonderful man. Wonderful father. Wonderful husband. Sacrificially served his community. My deepest condolences to the Varick family. Love, Jack McNeil"

Jack McNeil wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"When I was a teenager, Ed (then, Mr. Varick) was one of those Dad's that you had just as much fun talking to and laughing with as your friend. I will never forget hanging out with him and Carolyn in their home, or at the Middlesex County Fair talking and laughing together. One of my favorite memories of Ed was when I was in HS and I tried pulling a (friendly) prank call on him. I intentionally left him a voicemail pretending to be an employee at Sears, informing him that he ordered a hammer and never picked it up. Not many days after, I was hanging out at the Varick's house and Ed, in his typical dry humor-straight face fashion, told me that "some punk kid" left him a prank call, but that he was currently having the police trace the call. I was genuinely scared. Not many days later we were laughing again at how he got me better than I got him. Wonderful man. Wonderful father. Wonderful husband. Sacrificially served his community. My deepest condolences to the Varick family. Love, Jack McNeil"

Bob & Janet Fisher wrote on Mar 13, 2020:

"RIP Ed, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. "

Deborah Wolf wrote on Mar 12, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Ed. He was such a great guy to know in high school and reconnecting after so many years on fb. Thank you Ed for your years of service on the East Brunswick Fire Dept. Deborah (LaTesta) Wolf"